The EFLC (Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching) Level One training program is based on the philosophies and theories shared in the book: Hope from the Heart of Horses: How Horses Teach Us About Presence, Strength, and Awareness, by coach Kathy Pike. (Available in our Equine Facilitated Learning Store.)
This 7-day EFLC Level One is designed to blend horse wisdom with the human experience to expand possibilities and consciousness with a focus on helping people access their true authenticity and potential. You will participate in the 2-day Dance of Authenticity through the Wisdom of the Horse program, have one flex day or day off, then continue with four full days of EFLC Level One training designed to begin developing the ability to coach a client in the presence of a horse. You will uncover new skills based on a body-centered awareness with an emphasis on coaching.
Through your own experiences with the horses during the program, you have the opportunity not only to refine your skills in working with others but also to deepen your ability to communicate and work with horses. Level One offers a stimulating environment to develop your unique voice and focus in the rapidly growing movement of employing horses as teachers, mentors, and guides for humans.
We attract clients from many walks of life from all over the world. Our programs are taught in Europe, Australia, and several locations in the United States. We strive to deliver an experience that offers structure while at the same time encouraging innovation and exploration on a personal and professional level.
The EFLC Level One training program is for individuals who wish to:
- Incorporate EFLC sessions into your already existing client base (coaches, teachers, riding instructors, etc.)
- Continue into the yearlong EFLC Certification program.
- Learn facilitation skills to support your business partners who are already certified in the field.
- Develop a strong foundation of EFLC processes and skills while exploring the field.
- Have a more integrated coaching approach in your teaching, horse instruction, or lessons.
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During the EFLC Level One training program, you learn:
- How to integrate Horse as a teacher, mirror, and spiritual mentor in your life or business.
- Coaching processes to enhance emotional intelligence through exploring somatic and sensory awareness.
- Key tools to Coach reflective/contemplative equine-based learning sessions.
- Four Steps to the Present resource tool.
- When and how to engage presence and intuition to elicit the golden nugget of a session.
- How to change the way you relate and create your life as you integrate the “way of the Horse.”
The EFLC Level One program includes the two day Dance of Authenticity through the Wisdom of the Horse workshop, followed by one flex day or day off and then the four-day EFLC Level One training program.
The horse guided workshop brings you to higher levels of authentic presence, intuition, and emotional intelligence through working directly with horses. This includes a one-on-one session with a horse for your personal growth. Workshop packet included.
The four-day EFLC Training segment teaches how to facilitate sessions employing a horse as a co-coach, teacher or mentor. Our program is based on a Coaching approach. In this approach, we help people identify where they are and where they want to move towards as they deepen their sense of authenticity, self, truth, and purpose. We accomplish this through worksheets and processes such as Authentic/False Self Exploration, Reflective Round Pen Sessions, Emotional Message Chart, Body Scan, Four Steps to the Present, energetic tools for grounding and boundaries and much more.
Note: Additional $150 for any individual requesting CCE’s after attending the EFLC Level One
Although our model is built from a coaching perspective, we often find that as the participants start to integrate the power of living the Way of the Horse, they may experience shifts and expansion of their being and consciousness. As a result, many of our students are drawn to continue to the Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching Certification Program after completing their Level One training.
If you already know that this is your path and you would like to enroll in the Equine Facilitated Learning and Coaching Certification Program, please email Kathy for information regarding program content, tuitions, and dates.
|“The EFLC Level One provided me the tools and process to coach my clients to become more present and grounded in their process with horses. Veterans in my equine-assisted programs benefit greatly by coming back to connection in their body and then see how profoundly the horses join them in this experience. Kathy’s teachings are a must for anyone working in the Equine Facilitated Learning field!” – Alejandra Lara, The Park City Experience, Park City, Utah|
|“Kathy has provided me with tools of staying present in the moment or consciousness that has changed my life and will continue to change my life. It hasn’t only changed the way I ride and am around horses but in every other way in my life, whether it is with people or other animals. It is surprising how much less energy I use when I am present. I feel as though a piece to the puzzle of my wholeness has been filled. I will forever be grateful for the gift you have given me. Thank you.” – Michelle Q., Cohuna, Australia|
|“My Level One training went beyond my expectations. During my Round Pen experience, Izzy allowed me to close a chapter in my life that needed to be closed. Through Kathy’s facilitation and Izzy’s Master Coaching, I now feel complete. The training also allowed me to grow as a coach, and I now have the Mind Body Method to add to my Coaching Toolbox. Thanks for an absolutely amazing experience.” – Anouschka, Canada|
|“After attending the EFLC Level One, I returned to The Netherlands, where I had various equi sessions planned with individuals and a big group. The Mind Body Method coaching model worked superb; it enriched my toolkit. It fits very well with my experience of being a systemic equi coach, and it makes my work, and very important the work of my horses, much easier and lighter.” – Tirza, The Netherlands|